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Northeastern professor Woodrow Hartzog recently won the 12th annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award for a paper he co-wrote with Neil Richards, a professor at Washington University. Photo courtesy of the Future of Privacy Forum.

Northeastern professor advocates for change in US privacy policies

Sanjana Sanghani and Yeva Khranovska February 28, 2022

When whistleblower Christopher Wylie told the New York Times and the Guardian about a British consulting firm called Cambridge Analytica collecting Facebook users’ personal data without their consent,...

Crime Log: Tuesday, Feb. 15 - Tuesday, Feb. 22

Crime Log: Tuesday, Feb. 15 – Tuesday, Feb. 22

Alexis Santoro, news staff February 28, 2022

Tuesday, Feb. 15 11:42 a.m.  A caller reported an individual used another individual’s ID to enter Davenport B. Services rendered.  1:38 p.m.  A caller reported two individuals going into...

Inequitable pay and fraught working conditions have stressed Northeastern’s dining staff to the breaking point.

Northeastern dining workers join with student organizations to advocate for better pay, working conditions

Sonel Cutler, deputy campus editor February 25, 2022

Inequitable pay and fraught working conditions have stressed Northeastern’s dining staff to the breaking point. “Northeastern is burning the candle from both ends,” said Oliver Green, a second-year...

Winter Storm Oaklee is set to leave up to a foot of precipitation in Boston Friday morning. This follows a Jan. 31 snowstorm which left nearly two feet of snow in the area.

UPDATED: Northeastern moves Friday instruction to remote due to winter storm

Clara McCourt, managing editor February 24, 2022

This story was updated at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 25 to include the remote instruction of all Friday classes. Northeastern has moved all in-person classes on its Boston campus to remote instruction due to a...

East Village currently contains 723 beds, which, under the proposed plan, would be increased to 930 for the Fall 2022 semester. During the public meeting, attendees expressed dissatisfaction with Northeastern’s plan to address the housing shortage.

Students, residents voice concerns over Northeastern’s dorm upsizing

Sonel Cutler and Grace Comer February 24, 2022

At a meeting hosted by the Boston Planning and Development Agency Feb. 16, members of the public were able to ask questions and voice their concerns about Northeastern’s plan to add approximately 900...

On Jan. 31, Northeasterns SGA unanimously passed a Sense of Senate to prevent professors from changing the date of final exams after they are set by the registrar.

SGA passes Sense of Senate regarding the changing of final exam slots

Srishti Gummaraju, news staff February 21, 2022

On Jan. 31, the Student Government Association, or SGA, unanimously passed a resolution restricting Northeastern professors’ abilities to change final exam dates from official registrar schedules. Through...

Northeastern announced Feb. 18 that effective Feb. 28 community members will not be required to test weekly if they are asymptomatic. The COVID-19 data dashboard will also be retired at the end of the month.

Students react to end of mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing

Marta Hill, editor-in-chief February 19, 2022

The latest step in Northeastern’s plan to treat COVID-19 as an endemic came Friday morning. In an email to students, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs David Madigan and Chancellor...

A face covering requirement at Cabot Testing Center. Northeastern announced it is evaluating its mask mandate Friday.

Northeastern updates testing protocols, evaluates mask mandate

Clara McCourt, managing editor February 18, 2022

Northeastern adjusted some of its COVID-19 policies in an email Friday. Among the newly announced changes is making weekly testing optional for asymptomatic individuals and the discontinuation of the COVID-19...

Northeastern professor Dave DeSteno’s latest book, “How God Works: The Science Behind the Benefits of Religion,” was featured earlier this year in a Wall Street Journal article about the best books on the science of mind and body. Photo courtesy of Dave DeSteno.

Northeastern psychology professor’s studies on gratitude, thankfulness featured in Wall Street Journal

Adessa Jayne, news correspondent February 18, 2022

Dave DeSteno, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University for over two decades, has dedicated his career to understanding human emotions and applying these studies to discover how individuals...

Northeastern students visited the tents at Robinson Quad Feb. 11 for the annual Valentine’s Day Market. Many local businesses, many of which are run by Northeastern students and alumni, were set up for students to buy from. Photo courtesy of Alexa Grayson.

Students support small businesses at Northeastern’s Valentine’s Day Market

Alexa Grayson, news correspondent February 18, 2022

Northeastern students packed the tents at Robinson Quad Feb. 11 to fill their hearts and dorms with an array of items sold by small businesses, many of them founded by students and alumni, at Northeastern’s...

Crime Log: Monday, Feb. 7 - Monday, Feb. 14

Crime Log: Monday, Feb. 7 – Monday, Feb. 14

Alexis Santoro, news staff February 17, 2022

Monday, Feb. 7  1:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on Massachusetts Avenue. BPD assumed jurisdiction.  7:51 p.m.  A caller reported their key fob stolen from LightView....

Crime Log Sunday, Jan. 30 - Sunday, Feb. 6

Crime Log Sunday, Jan. 30 – Sunday, Feb. 6

Alexis Santoro, news staff February 15, 2022

Sunday, Jan. 30  1:27 a.m.  A caller reported an intoxicated individual in International Village, or IV. The individual was transported to the hospital.  2:41 a.m.  A caller reported the...

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